Increasing Safety and Sustainability and Reducing the Use of Pesticides and Other Farm Chemicals Among Hmong Farmers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $18,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: cabbages, greens (leafy)


  • Pest Management: integrated pest management

    Proposal summary:

    Hmong farmers in Minnesota have been observed by their Hmong peers overusing dangerous chemicals such as ammonium nitrate, herbicides and pesticides in their operations. Healthy and safe practices of using chemicals along with sustainable alternatives to chemical use will be spread among Hmong and immigrant farmers with a variety of personal contacts and media resources.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.